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  • Coast Guard Hoists Three People Stranded on Beach near Cape Resurrection Jul 15, 2019
      JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted three people stranded on a beach near Cape Resurrection, Friday. The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova, transported all three people to waiting emergency medical service personnel at the Seward Airport. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a call at 11:47 a.m. over […]
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  • NASA Tracked Small Asteroid Before It Broke Up in Atmosphere Jul 14, 2019
      This GIF shows the flash of an asteroid impacting Earth’s atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea on June 22, 2019. It was captured by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument aboard GOES-16, an Earth-monitoring satellite operated by NOAA and NASA. CIRA/CSU, RAMMB/NOAA/NASA  › Larger view When a lightning detector on a NOAA weather satellite detected something […]
  • Lawsuit Filed to Protect Dwindling Numbers of Mountain Caribou Jul 14, 2019
      Recently Gone From Lower 48 States, Caribou Need Protection to Return SANDPOINT, Idaho— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to finalize endangered species protection and designate critical habitat for Southern Mountain caribou. “The last wild caribou in the lower 48 states have disappeared, but the Trump administration is still […]
  • Net-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 14th Jul 14, 2019
    KUGYAQ – NET KUGYASIQ ATURTAAQA. – I USE THE NET. Alutiiq people captured salmon with a variety of traditional tools. Streams were dammed with logs or stone weirs and the fish trapped behind them speared with special fish harpoons. Larger quantities of salmon, and perhaps herring and Dolly Varden, were captured with nets woven from nettle […]
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  • High-Level Defector Suggests North Korea Employs State-Sponsored Schemes to Elude Sanctions Jul 14, 2019
      A high-level North Korean defector who delivered millions of dollars to Pyongyang’s elite as a trusted, overseas trader, suggests the Kim regime is employing state-sponsored strategies to elude international sanctions on oil needed to maintain its military and economy. Ri Jong Ho defected to South Korea with his family in 2014, soon after North Korean […]
  • CBP Seizes $1.7 Million in Methamphetamine Jul 14, 2019
      BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted methamphetamines valued at approximately $1,797,189.92, hidden within a white 2007 Volkswagen Touareg. “Our officers continue to maintain an elevated enforcement posture to keep our borders secure and prevent dangerous narcotics from entering into our country,” said Port […]
  • Local and Traditional Knowledge Included in Bering Sea Management Plan Jul 14, 2019
      With assistance from Alaska Sea Grant, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council recently adopted what some are calling a groundbreaking ecosystem management plan for the Bering Sea that incorporates local and traditional knowledge. It’s the first time that local and traditional knowledge (LTK) has been formally taken into account in the regional council’s management […]
  • Lack of Sea Ice Sends Seal Pups and Walrus Calves to Beach Jul 14, 2019
      This male walrus calf was one of two that washed up dead on the beaches of Nome. Photo by Nils Hahn It’s been a busy couple of months for members of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network, including Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield, as they respond to multiple reports of dead ice seals along the […]

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Legislative Leaders Continue to Act With a Sense of Urgency as Veto Overrides Fail

Legislative Leaders Continue to Act With a Sense of Urgency as Veto Overrides Fail

  JUNEAU – This week, the clock ran out on the Alaska Legislature’s constitutional opportunity to reject Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s $444 million in budget vetoes through an override vote supported by three-quarters of lawmakers. This is not the end, and the fight to restore funding for essential services…

US Lawmakers to Vote on Authority to Subpoena Trump Officials

US Lawmakers to Vote on Authority to Subpoena Trump Officials

  The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is set to vote Thursday on whether to authorize subpoenas to a dozen current and former Trump administration and campaign officials as part of its investigations into the 2016 election and the separation of families at the border with Mexico. Democrats who…

Legislature Falls Short of Budget Veto Override, Plans Another Vote

Legislature Falls Short of Budget Veto Override, Plans Another Vote

  22 members who were absent will have another chance to represent their districts on crucial vote JUNEAU – Today during a joint floor session of the House and Senate, on a 37-to-1 vote, the Alaska Legislature voted overwhelmingly to reject the governor’s damaging, poorly vetted budget vetoes.…

Alaskans Protest Budget Vetoes

Alaskans Protest Budget Vetoes

  ANCHORAGE, AK – deeply concerned with Governor Dunleavy’s budget vetoes, Alaskans gathered today at Wasilla Middle School…

Governor Dunleavy Eliminates Performance Scholarships and Education Grants from Thousands of Alaska Students

Governor Dunleavy Eliminates Performance Scholarships and Education Grants from Thousands of Alaska Students

  JUNEAU – Today, Governor Dunleavy took unprecedented action and swept the Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund, which…

Alaska Legislature to Hold Veto Override Session on Wednesday

Alaska Legislature to Hold Veto Override Session on Wednesday

  Joint floor session scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Alaska State Capitol JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature…

Governor Dunleavy Signs Senate Bill 16

Governor Dunleavy Signs Senate Bill 16

  “Save the Alaska State Fair Act” clarifies irregularities in Title 4 of the state’s alcohol license laws…

Officials Look into Report of Sexist, Racist Facebook Page by Border Agents

Officials Look into Report of Sexist, Racist Facebook Page by Border Agents

  The Department of Homeland Security is investigating a report that current and former U.S. Border Patrol agents…

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